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Spybot: Covenant University Students and Lecturers Have Built a Surveillance Device

Spybot' was recently unveiled at Covenant University

Education is the key! There are no truer words, when given the right education by proper mentors there is nothing you cannot aim to achieve. The Nigerian education sector might not be the best in the world but we are definitely working to get there. Genius students from a prestigious Nigerian university and their lecturers have amazed the world after ...

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Have You Heard? Nigerian University Develops Test Kits for Ebola and Lassa Fever

Two patented rapid diagnosis test kits for the Ebola Virus Disease and Lassa Virus have been developed by scientists from the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases of Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State. The test kits can detect the virus in human body fluids in 10 minutes.   According to the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Debo Adeyewa noted that the test ...

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How Young Girls in Kenya Are Solving Social And Health Problems

Having to be in a queue or waiting at length for anything can be tiring and annoying. But when people get robbed or die as a result, then it’s become a problem that must be tackled. 17-year-old Caroline Wambui and 16-year-old Harriet Karanja, both college students in Kenya, are tackling such social and health issues “a code at a time”. ...

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BREAKING: What Brings Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg to Nigeria?

The news broke yesterday that the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria, his first visit to Africa. According to venturesafrica.com, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, is currently in Nigeria. Although Zuckerberg’s visit to the country was not announced prior to his arrival, the surprise visit comes on the heels of several Facebook-linked developments ...

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The Number of Technology Hubs Across Africa Have More Than Doubled in Months

The number of technology hubs across Africa have more than doubled in less than a year as more investors and innovators grow the local startup ecosystem beyond the most popular cities. A total of 314 tech hubs and incubation centers were recorded in July by the global telecoms industry body GSMA’s Ecosystem Accelerator, a program that works to enable partnerships ...

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Meet Adepeju Jaiyeoba, the Nigerian Who Designed a Lifesaving Delivery Kit

Adepeju Jaiyeoba is the founder and CEO of Mother’s Delivery Kit (MDK), a Lagos-based social enterprise established to promote and enhance safe births, instigate behavioural change and economically empower women in Nigeria. Her enterprise supplies birthing kits to health centres, hospitals, traditional birth attendants as well as maternal and child health organisations across the country. Prior to the establishment of MDK, ...

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Breakthrough! Africa’s First Solar-Powered Bus Has Been Unveiled (Photo)

A solar-powered bus described by its Ugandan makers as the first in Africa has made its public debut. Kiira Motors’ electric bus was displayed recently at a stadium in Uganda’s capital. Kayoola is the brand name for the new bus, which is powered by solar panels on its roof. It seats 35 passengers and its maker hopes the Kayoola will ...

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There Are Now ‘Made in Rwanda’ Laptops. Here Are Some Lessons for Nigeria

You would expect to see the words ‘Made in Rwanda’ on a jar of coffee, but probably not on a laptop.  Rwanda is becoming a hub of tech activity with its recently launched innovation hub FabLab, a space for members to turn tech ideas into products. The East African country has also seen success with FOYO, a mobile pharmaceutical directory, ...

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Bill Gates Thinks Africa’s Youth Are Vital for Driving Innovation

Africa’s booming youth population don’t just represent a new workforce or market of consumers. They are a new breed of innovators who will solve the continent problems, but first the continent has to become a home that will help them thrive. Bill Gates outlined his blueprint for a thriving Africa when he delivered the annual Nelson Mandela lecture on Sunday ...

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Innovation! Lagos to Generate Electricity from Wastes. Here’s How:

The Lagos State government is planning an innovative project to convert waste from the abattoirs. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Shakirudeen Olayiwole Onasanya announced this at a one day workshop on food safety in the Nigerian meat industry in Lagos. The workshop was organised by the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS) in collaboration with the Animal Science ...

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